NCLA The Glitz Nail Lacquer Set Swatches & Review

NCLA The Glitz

Hello and happy Monday to ya!

It’s a sunny and clear day here in the Bay Area. After a week of torrential downpours things are looking brighter…at least for a day. Speaking of things looking brighter, how about some shiny glitter?

NCLA The Glitz is a three-piece nail lacquer set that comes with three ultra glittery shades.

NCLA The Glitz 2

NCLA The Glitz 3
Hollywood Hills Hot Number, Miss Sunset Strip, High Above The City Lights

NCLA Hollywood Hills Hot Number
Hollywood Hills Hot Number

NCLA Hollywood Hills Hot Number 2
Hollywood Hills Hot Number (no flash)

Hollywood Hills Hot Number contains different sized hexagonal silver and holo glitter pieces in a clear base. It’s quite holographic and sparkly. I got a good amount of glitter with just one coat, but did two here.

NCLA Miss Sunset Strip
Miss Sunset Strip

NCLA Miss Sunset Strip 2
Miss Sunset Strip (no flash)

Miss Sunset Strip features large hexagonal purple glitter and small sized purple, pink and silver holographic glitter in a clear base. This one was the least chunky and easiest to apply. Most of the glitter is smaller so it tends to stay where I wanted it and didn’t move around with a second coat.

NCLA High Above The City Lights
High Above The City Lights

High Above The City Lights is an exclusive special edition in this set. It features large shards of rose gold colored glitter in a clear base. While I love the way this looks in the bottle and close up, I don’t love the way it came out on my nails. Some of the shards are fairly large and don’t want to lay flat, so that can be tricky. Plus it just looks messy to me. But oh how I love rose gold stuff!

Availability: NCLA.

Pricing: $39 for the set.

What do you think about these three shades?


Note: NCLA is cruelty free.

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  • December 3, 2012

    Miss Sunset Strip is calling me! I have something similar to the other two, but I might buy the set and give those as Christmas gifts.

    • December 3, 2012

      It would make a great gift for sure!

  • December 3, 2012

    High Above the City Lights, it’s really pretty, too bad about application. When I first saw the color, I thought of it layered over Orly Rage… for maybe the most glittery rose gold nails ever. Looking closer at the photo, I can see what you mean about the way it lays.
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  • December 3, 2012

    I love High Above The City Lights!
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  • December 3, 2012

    My favourite of these three is Hollywood Hills Hot Number!

  • December 3, 2012

    YES, YES, YES! I love all of these! High Above The City Lights reminds me of glass shards, which is very similar to the China Glaze Lux and Lush from Hunger Games. They are hard to work with, but have a sweet 3D look when on. I think that Hollywood Hills Hot Number has hit the mark! Beautiful!!

  • December 3, 2012

    I have the first one and love it, I’m pretty intrigued by the last one tho

  • December 3, 2012

    Those are all very pretty and festive.

  • December 3, 2012

    I recently have seen NCLA polishes for the first time in person at Ricky’s so I’m glad to see your review! Rose Gold is great, but I’m with you – if the glitter doesn’t lie flat, it really bugs me.

  • December 3, 2012

    High Above The City Lights is super pretty! I love glitter-esque polishes in that rose gold colour.

  • December 4, 2012

    I only like the second one. I feel the first one has already been seen, and the Rose gold leaf, looks a bit chunky in my opinion.

  • December 4, 2012

    I love the glitters! I like them all I just wish they were available in stores.

  • December 4, 2012

    While nothing is really calling out to me, they’re really festive. The one with the shards seemed so promising, but if they don’t lay flat on the nail, that’s a deal breaker for me.

    Thanks for swatching, Kelly!
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  • December 4, 2012

    Miss Sunset Strip is pretty!
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  • December 5, 2012
    Katie J

    Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Snow Globe (140) is /almost/ spot on for Hollywood Hills Hot Number. All of them are very pretty

  • December 5, 2012
    Annabelle justice

    Love love love all these!! I’m such a fan of NCLA already I love that you do swatches from them :) definitely going to be purchasing the Glitz as an Xmas gift for myself 😉